WHEREAS, Winthrop University with grateful appreciation, does hereby acknowledge, commend and honor the many years of distinguished service of  Mr. Dalton B. Floyd, Jr. as a member of the Winthrop University Board of Trustees; and

WHEREAS, during his tenure as Chair of the Board, he exercised exemplary leadership and vision during the search for the 10th president of Winthrop and worked tirelessly to strengthen the University, to further its progress toward reaching its institutional goals and to fulfill its educational mission of continuing its tradition of outstanding service to its students and the State of South Carolina; and

WHEREAS, by establishing the Dalton B. Floyd, Jr. and Linda Floyd Professorship in Leadership Studies that will allow talented faculty to continue to enhance the program and to further develop curricular and experiential opportunities for Winthrop students, he sent a clear message and set a powerful example for others to follow; and

WHEREAS, with his wife, Linda Floyd, he has employed his community spirit and his resolute commitment to campus safety for all students by his support and dedication to our state's annual safety conference that has achieved national recognition; and

WHEREAS, with his remarkable and varied record of public service including roles as Chair of the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, President of the South Carolina Higher Education Foundation, and member of the Board of Visitors of the Medical University of South Carolina, the Winthrop Board of Trustees praise him for his many years of time and talent freely given in support of higher education in South Carolina; 

THEREFORE, LET IT BE RESOLVED that the Winthrop University Board of Trustees and President DiGiorgio, on behalf of the students, faculty and staff at Winthrop University, and the extended public higher education community, gratefully acknowledge the vigorous advocacy and heartfelt concern that Dalton has demonstrated on behalf of higher education in general and Winthrop in particular , and in commending him for outstanding meritorious service, do wish him every success and happiness in all his future endeavors.

June 7, 2013